Ethiopia to Host CECAFA as Rwanda Pulls Out

Ethiopia got the chance to stage 2015 competition after Rwanda FA failed to commit to host the regional tournament

By Seth Willis

Ethiopia Football Federation (EFF) will host the 2015 edition of the Council for East and Central Africa Football Association (Cecafa) Senior Challenge.

According to ChimpReports, Ethiopia got the chance after Rwanda FA failed to commit to host the event. The EFF president, Juneydi Basha, revealed the information while urging all stakeholders to help in making the tournament a success.

“Ethiopia will host the 2015 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in November. Let’s all join hands to make it a success. Congratulations!” Juneydi Basha confirmed on his Twitter handle.

The tournament is meant to be an annual event but failed to take off last year after Ethiopia withdrew from hosting it, citing domestic and international engagements as their reason. Kenya are the current defending champions after defeating Sudan 2-0 in a controversial final played at Nyayo stadium in December 2013.

Tanzania is expected to host the Cecafa club Cup also known as the Kagame cup from July 11 to August 2. Kenya will be represented by champions Gor Mahia.